Monday, December 03, 2007

Essay Contest for 11-14 year olds

The Contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr.Essay Contest 2007/8 GuidelinesAwards
First Prize -$300.00 bookstore gift certificate
Second Prize -$200.00 bookstore gift certificate
Third Prize -$100.00 bookstore gift certificate

Entrant must be 11-14 years old and have permission of parent or legal guardian.

Essay Topic
The essay must answer the question, " What Would Martin Luther King, Jr. Say is the Main Problem Facing Young People Today and How Would He Deal with It?"

Judging Criteria
The essays will be read and ranked by a minimum of 3 judges using the following criteria:
1) thoughtfulness, 2) vocabulary and style, 3) grammar, punctuation, and spelling,
4) clarity, and 5) neatness

Essay Format
The essay must be between 250 and 500 words.
Typewritten and double spaced.
Entrant’s name should not appear on essay.

Submission of Materials
Please submit three copies of the essay, and a cover sheet that includes the entrant’s full name, complete address, phone number, and the parent’s or guardian’s name and signature granting the child permission to enter the contest. If the essay is submitted as part of a school assignment, the name of the school and the name of the teacher who assigned the essay and should be included.
All entries become the property of LaMar Educational Enterprises, LLC.

Contest Postmark Deadline
Entries must be postmarked on or before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 16th, 2008.

Essays of entrants who do not meet or adhere to the contest guidelines will not be considered.

Mail Essay and Cover Sheet To:
C/o LaMar Educational Enterprises, LLC.
41 Watchung Plaza, #192
Montclair, NJ 07042

Notification Date
Winners will be notified by February 12th, 2008

For More Information
Contact Dr. Ansley W. LaMar at 973 485 6591 (out of town call toll free 1 877-254-1287).

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